My daughter speaks in 3rd person, just like Elmo does....
My daughter, Summer who is 3 has made such tremendous progress in the last 6mo and i am BEYOND proud of her, so this is FAR from a post of me complaining...im just curious.
I have developed unsurmountable patience since having my daughter...and actually alot of her "quirks" are endearing to me, but there is just ONE thing that i am really concerned/worried/curious about.....She talks in third person. She calls herself Summer, and i know this is because when her receptive and expressive language was being developed, Summer's ABA teachers and i would say things like "Summer does" ((after one of us would lets say....put a puzzle peice in and it was now Summer's turn and we wanted her to do it, y'know?))
She is in this AMAZING preschool, and i have brought it up to my dd's speech teacher and main classroom teacher. Summer is VERY smart, and picks yup things very quickly..so i don't doubt that she will adapt, but i worry that if we wait any longer that she will get SO set in her ways of Third person speech that it will be even HARDER to change. Don't get me wrong, it's kinda cute for a 3yr old to refer to herself in third person, but it stops being cute at like.6.
I haven't gotten to hear if the other children in her class ((shes in an 8:2:1 class)) speak in third person, but i know its not the "typical" way of speech for a toddler, i mean MAYBE its ok for Elmo ((who is a puppet)) to eternally speak in that manner, but i don't think it is for my daughter.
SO, DOES OR HAS ANYONE ELSES CHILDREN HAD THIS "THIRD PERSON" SPEECH ISSUE?? IF SO HOW LONG? HOW OLD WERE THEY WHEN THEY STARTED SPEAKING IN THE FIRST PERSON?? WAS ANYTHING SPECIFICALLY DONE THAT REALLY HELPED WITH YOU'R CHILD'S TRANSITION FROM THIRD TO FIRST PERSON SPEECH??